++BY ORDER OF HIS HOLY MAJESTY++
++THE GOD-EMPEROR OF MANKIND++
++OFFICIAL INQUISITORIAL RECORD REQUEST++
++AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY++
>INQUISITORIAL ORDER: 473-383490-398245854A7CCF1B-8924F
>TO: CASPIEL STAILE, LORD INQUISITOR, MAELSTROM ZONE, INQUISITORIAL OVERSITE COMMAND < LAMENTERS > 56654S A GE219
>SENT: ASTROPATHIC COMMUNICATION – TERRA STANDARD DATE 51.913.M41 APPROX.
>RECEIVED: MAELSTROM ZONE, SAGAN II, INQUISITORIAL COMMAND – ASTROPATHIC CHOIR 186.913.M41 APPROX.
Please find a brief summary of the Adeptus Astartes Chapter Lamenters below. A courier has been dispatched to the sector carrying transcribed copies of the entire archive as requested. Emperor willing, the courier arrives in a swift manner before you depart on the chapter’s penitent crusade. May the Emperor’s grace find you.>
[THOUGHT OF THE DAY: IN OUR RESOLVE WE ONLY REFLECT HIS PURPOSE OF WILL.]
The Lamenters are a Blood Angels successor chapter established during the 21st Founding, or more infamously known as “The Cursed Founding.”
Like many of the Chapters created in the 21st founding, the Gene-seed of the origin chapter was manipulated in an attempt to remove the flaws and genetic abnormalities found within. As a result, many of the chapters created at this time found themselves extremely susceptible to Chaos influence, some became mere shadows of men, mutated and deformed, others simply went insane. The Lamenters were one of but a handful that remained stable.
Because of their ill-fated origins within the dreaded CURSED Founding the chapter has met with ill-fated events, mistrust, and undue hardship, creating a deep set melancholy. When this melancholy is joined with their commitment to humanity, and their intense, selfless nature, the chapter finds itself on the wrong side of many fortunes despite their best intentions. This “curse” has haunted the chapter for their entire history and has led to animosity and distrust among those they’ve SERVE WITH. This shadow is most evident in their involvement in the Badab War.
After , The Lamenters were granted the Emperor’s forgiveness, but, as a penance, they would be forced to undertake a century long PENITENT crusade. This crusade would bar them from recruiting Neophytes to replace any losses incurred during the punishment. With less than four hundred battle brothers remaining at the onset of their crusade, the chapter’s survival rests only in the grace and mercy of the Emperor.